Friday, August 12, 2011

Laurelwood demolition in progress

NOPE has obviously been quiet publicly since the announcement of the federal government buyout of the Laurelwood housing complex on Naval Weapons Station Earle in Colts Neck, but continues to track any new developments until the 300 homes are demolished.

Capt. D.J. (Fuzz) Harrison yesterday informed NOPE Communications Director Diana Piotrowski that the demolition phase is in progress and is scheduled for completion by October 13.  We appreciate the Captain's quick response and open communication with the community on this front, and will communicate any new info with our followers through that period.

Completion of the demolition will, for all intents and purposes, mark the end of NOPE's three-year-plus mission, which could not have succeeded without the support of so many residents of Earle's surrounding communities and a number of elected officials locally, state-wide and federally.

Please stay tuned for any new information on this and the eventual dispersal of the group's remaining funds (around $1,400 - all garnered through local donations at NOPE community briefings), which will be directed to two military veterans-oriented causes the NOPE leadership has identified.